Shocking Facts About Baby Kicks While Being Pregnant
Your bundle of joy is soon to come and you’re probably curious (like many women, both pregnant and non-pregnant women) about a very common experience
First Time Moms
For excited first time moms anxiously waiting for their bundle of joy’s first kicks, you can expect to feel your first baby kicks around 18-25 weeks. If you aren’t around your 18-25 weeks yet, don’t worry, time passes by rather quickly so be patient!
Sharing is Caring
Around 20-24 weeks is the time you can expect to share those movements with others as they can be felt from the outside. It may take longer for plus-sized women or those that have an anterior placenta (placenta on the front of the uterus) to share the punches with their partner.
Second Time + Moms
If you’ve had a baby before, you know what to look out for in terms of what a baby kick feels like. You may begin to notice those movements as early as 13 weeks.
Laying on your left side provides the best circulation to your baby and you may notice an increase in kicks and wiggles from the babe. My best friend actually tried this and it definitely works! She was so excited she had tears in her eyes. It was truly a magical moment.
Count Those Kicks
It’s recommended to start counting your baby’s kicks around 28 weeks. This will help aid discovery of any fetal issues. I honestly had no idea about this one. Not many people think that the kicks might mean some medical issue on their baby. You can also get more information about this while talking to your doctor!
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that you keep track of the baby movements. You should feel 10 kicks, flutters, swishes, or rolls within 2 hours. Again, when in doubt, consult your doctor ASAP!